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Belmont Faculty, Staff Present at Gulf South Summit Conference

Pictured from left to right are McAbee, Holt, Lovvorn and Gustke.

Pictured from left to right are McAbee, Holt, Lovvorn and Gustke.

Four Belmont faculty members delivered a presentation entitled “Transformational Community Partnerships: Examining the Components of a Reciprocal Relationship” at the Gulf South Summit On Service-Learning and Civic Engagement in Higher Education held March 26 through 28 at Auburn University. Dr. Linda Holt, Dr. Jason Lovvorn and Dr. Charmion Gustke of the English Department along with Dr. Donovan McAbee of the School of Religion presented on the theory and practice of successful, service-learning partnerships, including ideas about reciprocity, trust and assessment.

Director of Service-Learning Tim Stewart, served on this year’s Executive Committee for the conference. Stewart served as co-chairman of the Evaluation sub-committee and also co-presented “Service-Learning Administration 101” at a pre-conference workshop with other service-learning directors from the College of Coastal Georgia, Birmingham-Southern College and the University of Georgia.

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